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Isaac Held (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA) Philip Kitcher (Philosophy, Columbia) Jonathan Weiner (Journalism, Columbia) Efforts abound to “understand” climate change. But what kind of understanding is needed? Does “understanding” mean the same thing to concerned citizens as it does to scientists, humanities scholars, or policy makers? At this public event, climate scientist Isaac Held, philosopher of science Philip Kitcher, and science journalist Jonathan Weiner will compare the work of understanding undertaken by different communities engaged with climate change, and address the question of what remains to be understood.

Panel 3: Post-Brexit International Relations Heidi Tworek (Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund, Washington DC, 2016-17, and Assistant Professor in International History at the University of British Columbia), “Brexit and the English-speaking World” Stefan Froehlich (Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and a Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), “Strategic Implications of the Brexit” Moderator: Nadia Urbinati

Brexit Before and Beyond Panel 1: Brexit and Higher Education Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin), “What does Brexit mean for Ireland?” Gina Del Tito (British Council), “British Council, civil society and what happens next” Rick Rylance (University of London), “‘In-out; in-out; shake it all about: UK research after Brexit” Respondent: John Lanchester

Brexit Before and Beyond Panel 1: Brexit and Higher Education Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin), “What does Brexit mean for Ireland?” Gina Del Tito (British Council), “British Council, civil society and what happens next” Rick Rylance (University of London), “‘In-out; in-out; shake it all about: UK research after Brexit” Respondent: John Lanchester

Reading and discussion of Flores Forbes' new book Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration with author Flores A. Forbes, Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law Columbia University, and Glenn E. Martin, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate. October 10, 2016. Sponsored by the Columbia Center for Justice, Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Heyman Center for the Humanities, and Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.

A lecture by journalist and author Virginia Heffernan entitled "A New Aesthetic Called 'Aesthetic': Online Frescoes, Instagram Self-Portraiture and What Digital Humanities Can Be." The lecture took place at the Heyman Center for the Humanities on September 15, 2016. The lecture was sponsored by the Columbia Department of English, School of the Arts, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

From Charles Dickens and the Star Wars epic, to The Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, and the Serial podcast, seriality’s iteration of installments, gaps, sequences, and seasons has drawn audiences into storyworlds both vast and intimate.  "The New Seriality Studies" looks at the past, present, and future of serial storytelling across media, periods, and disciplines.  Three panels explore periodicals, novels, television, comics, film, and music in light of the cross-genre play of seriality’s formal, spatial, temporal, material, and social effects. The closing roundtable, moderated by Sharon Marcus (Columbia), features discussion with A.O. Scott (film critic, The New York Times), Julie Snyder (co-creator and executive producer, the Serial podcast), and Lev Grossman (book critic, TIME, and author of the Magicians trilogy).